LIVING Frontiers of Architecture III-IV
The exhibition consisted of a crossover between architectural projects, art installations and case stories from various places in the world and was divided in three overarching themes: The Dream, Cell/Network and Homeland.
The exhibition took its point of departure in the Dream - a theme closely linked to childhood fantasies and manifested in the conspicuous installation "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse" erected in the Louisiana Park by conceptual artist Arne Quinze. The Dream, which formed a transition to the other two themes, was related to the child’s first experience of architecture, and the architecture in this section points to a return to the childlike perception of the home as a concentration of the most elementary needs. At the same time, for the architects of today it is a laboratory for the minimal dwelling unit. The theme was introduced with a presentation of the annual festival Burning Man, where all kinds of people meet to live – and to live out dreams – for a brief period.
The theme Cell/Network dealt with the way the individual today links up with other people, how ways of dwelling and living reflect the individual and the many complex social contexts in which we humans are involved. This theme includes Behaviorology – a concept that expresses what the users want from the architects, and how the architects translate human behaviour into homes.
The last theme, Homeland, worked with the two concepts housing and homing. Living distinguishes between the house and the home, such that the house means the physical dwelling, while the home applies to the habits, rituals and patterns in our lifestyle that make our dwelling into a home. In addition the exhibition touched on the subjects of migration and cultural fusion under the heading At Home Anywhere.
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